Sustainability in Public Procurement, Corporate Law and Higher Education
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Contemporary changes in law and policy at the global level to efficiently answer to environmental and social issues correspond to the traditional approach of limiting the regulatory and policy changes to a singular field or discipline: tackling the inherent unsustainability of corporate laws or incentivising the offering of sustainable finance to stimulate the transition towards sustainable practices. This book provides a new viewpoint and approach of simultaneously regulating seemingly non-connected fields in order to provide a fertile ground for a truly organic change towards sustainable outcomes. It addresses diverse questions of sustainable transition of the three specific fields to support sustainable practices in public procurement, private market transaction and in educating future business leaders and legal experts by incorporating sustainable concerns as the underlying guiding principles of their conduct. It translates scientific findings into a practical format that can be used by diverse stakeholders searching for information and solutions in their respective professional fields. The underlying assumption is that a simultaneous action in the three respective fields of public procurement, corporate law and higher education brings about more coherent and interconnected results that incentivise further action and changes towards sustainable practices. The book furthers the idea of policy coherence by building upon the findings in the field of public procurement, corporate law and practice and higher education curricula. By identifying the barriers in the three respective fields for sustainable action and proposing solutions for either eliminating or minimising those barriers at the EU level, the book calls for further changes in the respective fields as well as for considering the spill-over effects of these policies on other fields.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Sustainability in Public Procurement, Corporate Law and Higher Education, Paolo Davide Farah
- Public procurement for the SDGs – Rethinking the basics, Roberto Caranta
- Searching for the right balance between sustainability and competition – Dagne Sabockis
- Sustainable Public Procurement in Portugal: Overview, Recent Developments and Expectations on the Near Future, Marco Caldeira
- EU Green Deal and the Portuguese public procurement – Raquel Carvalho
- Emerging role of green public procurement policy in achieving sustainable development: a case study of India, Mukesh Rawat and Dr. K.D. Raju
- Analysis of the mandatory sustainable public procurement regulation in the Czech Republic, Adam Gromnica
- Implications of empirical research on the impact of e-public procurement on institutional quality, Thomas Emery, Lela Mélon and Rok Spruk
- (In)Corporate Sustainability: policy coherence for sustainable corporate conduct, Lela Mélon
- Corporate Sustainability through Private Regulation? The Question of Policy Coherence for Sustainability, Martine Bosman and Bart Jansen
- Looking through a glass darkly – transparency as a misguided regulatory instrument in corporate governance, Wafa Khlif, Finn Janning and Coral Ingley
- Sustainable Corporate Governance, Nandini Garg and Vasu Machanda
- Corporate Sustainability – what is the role of corporate law academics?, Anne-Marie Weber
- The Need to Incorporate Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education Curricula, Nandini Garg and Parikshet Sirohi
- The contribution of higher education to sustainable development: global trends and issues, Francesc Pedro
- Sustainable Development Goals in higher education as a global policy framework, Maryna Lakhno
- Education for sustainability: full spead ahead!, Carina Hopper and Johanna Wagner
- Epilogue on EU policy coherence on sustainability: are we there yet?, Lela Mélon
I. Sustainable Public Procurement
II. Sustainable Corporate Conduct
III. Sustainability in Higher Education
Lela Mélon is a former Marie Curie Research Fellow with a legal and economics background. She is currently the executive director of the Planetary Wellbeing Institutional Framework at UPF and the director of the postgraduate programme on Sustainability Transition at ESCI-UPF as well as assistant director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at ESCI-UPF and UPF-BSM. She specializes in EU law, with a focus on corporate conduct and sustainability, and is currently researching policy coherence for sustainability at EU level, with particular interest in corporate law policies. She is also active in the consulting sector through her activity at msg global (Spain) and CER Partnership (Slovenia), where she is assisting corporations to carry out the sustainability transition.
"This edited collection provides a great entry into pathways to corporate sustainability. The overview of practical means to strengthen the role of institutions, including law and corporate governance, makes this publication an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the interlinkages between corporations and sustainability."
Prof. Jeroen Veldman, Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Sustainability can no longer be promoted as an entirely voluntary consideration. (Failing) markets are being too slow to adapt to the climate emergency, both on the (public) demand and the (corporate) offer side. Minimising and mitigating climate change requires a much more decisive policy intervention. This edited collection offers valuable insights on the three inter-related policy areas of public contracts, corporate governance and higher education (of future leaders), and much food for thought for policymakers wanting to get serious about the biggest challenge on their agendas.
Prof. Albert Sanchez-Graells, Professor of Economic Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Law and Innovation at the University of Bristol Law School.